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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

REMEMBRANCE DAY - PHOTO ESSAY - MELBOURNE










REMEMBRANCE DAY SPECIAL PHOTO-ESSAY



IN STEP: Victorian State Premier John Brumby (without hat) gives an eyes right salute to the eternal flame as he marches up the steps to the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 11 November 2008...


The Premier has gone out of his way to make himself known as the Veterans' Premier...


THE SHRINE


CROSSES: Shrine of Remembrance forecourt. A newspaper photographer lines up a shot of a small child and its mother amongst the poppies and crosses, symbolising those who died in war.


STANDING TALL: An Army Chaplain stands tall, despite the heat and his age, probably in his 80s, to show the flag of the United States, Australia's ally in World War I and II, Korea, Vietnam and now Iraq and Afghanistan. He was offered a chair to sit down but wanted to stand to remember the fallen.


COSTLY PRICE: A plaque in St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Swanston Street, Melbourne, shows the great cost of war. Three members from the Steele family were killed during World War I.

LEST WE FORGET

Photos by Sasha Uzunov, copyright 2008

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